Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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Year 16

on Jul 2, 2020 in: blog, personal

Wow, I am starting my 16th year of blogging!More...

Paris has islands, believe it or not. Two are well-known, but there's a third that isn't quite familiar to most. This is the Île aux Cygnes, or Isle of Swans. It's artificial, it's small, but it has killer views of the Eiffel Tower.M...

Tuesday, June 16: Life goes on. And the time for my semi-annual dental prophylaxis appointment came. I go to the dentist once during the summer and another during the winter. So of course, I was wondering what would happen since we're in a pandem...

After spending a day in Versailles, I explored areas in Paris the next day. I started with the Great Mosque, since I have never been here before. I just walked from where I was staying, since I was close by, and the weather, while cloudy, was actuall...

I don't remember anymore why I put this book into my reading list. But every now and then, I would have the urge to read classical literature stemming from outside of the Western World, such as the Mahābhārata, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, and...

The last thing I checked out in Versailles before heading back to Paris was the Royal Stables. It is found across the street from the main chateau, on the other side of the Place d'Armes. The building was built by Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Entry to...

Sunday, June 7: Perhaps I was having a bout of itchy feet, yet I had a spontaneous idea to leave town. I wanted to ride an ICE train and go somewhere slightly far for a day trip, so I checked the map to see whether there's somewhere interesting I...